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That was then: The Farmers Market on Fairfax

Fairfax Farmers Market back in the day

This one's from the mid-1940s, although some collectors on eBay are claiming that, due to the white border on the postcard, it can't be older than 1930. What I love are the wheeled wicker baskets provided to shoppers, and those gigantic watermelons, the kind with real flavor. (OK, and seeds.) Also interesting is the 'Dick Whittington' designation, which refers to a commercial photo studio that chronicled Los Angeles from 1924 to 1987. According to the USC web site, half a million negatives remain, about 40,000 of which have been digitized and preserved. Oh what an exhibition those photos would make.

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